Following President Akufo-Addo’s announcement of interventions put in place by his government to support Ghanaians during the pandemic and lockdown period, there have been wild jubilations by a section of the populace on social media expressing their excitement upon hearing the news.
Not only are they hailing the President for taking such a bold initiative but are also trolling former President Mahama with videos and memes advising him to rescind his decision to contest the December 2020 elections.
President Akufo-Addo during his fifth address to the nation announced relief packages in a bid to curb the impact of the virus on the social and economic life of the ordinary Ghanaian. Among such interventions is the absorption of water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, roll out of a soft loan scheme up to a total of GHC600m which will have a one-year moratorium and a two year repayment period for micro, small and medium-scale businesses, a tax holiday for frontline health workers for the next three months and an additional allowance of 50 percent of their basic salary per month for April, May, and June among many others.
The announcement by the President caused a stir on social media making the former president trend for the wrong reasons.
Taking to social media to express their joy, some Ghanaians said the NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama has no chance of competing with President Akufo-Addo since they’re not in the same league anymore.
According to them, the only seat ex-president Mahama can win, is if he stands for the position of an Assemblyman or class rep at any tertiary institution.
Others also told the NDC flagbearer to use his house as a treatment and isolation centre for COVID-19 patients and that will be a sure bet for him to win the 2020 elections.
While some were of the view that he stands a chance against President Akufo-Addo if he buys a Benz car for each Ghanaian, others said he needs to see Okomfo Anokye to fight death and bring Ghanaians the key of life or better still, produce the cure for coronavirus so he wins the heart of the country.
Even with all these attacks on the former president on social media, Mahama a few minutes ago posted on his Twitter handle commenting on the PPEs he bought for hospitals in the country.
However, Ghanaians were still not moved and impressed with his actions as they continued to troll the former president under his own post.
Read below some of the tweets trolling Mahama after President Akufo-Addo announced the lockdown reliefs.
The election di3 mahama will win flat kaish district assembly election no be mof oh.
— sdkdele (@sdkdele1) April 6, 2020
Be like Mahama for go aspire for Bole Bamboi SHS school prefect ooo
cussss 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/KIyDK3nTfk
— Zongo Chief💉👤🌍 (@wagyimi) April 5, 2020
Boys say the way the thing do Mahama do go stand for class rep eii😂😂😂
— Seyram📸🦍🕗 (@__theSeyram) April 5, 2020
I think Mahama should kill the guinea Fowls and start some cold store
Cos Nana Addo will still win hands down. 😂😂😂
— MR. SHOWBOY (@mr_showboy) April 5, 2020
Breaking News !!!
Nana Addo has a short message for Mahama
Enjoy 😊 pic.twitter.com/Hjgm3zwhrq
— 🕴🏽Mempeasem President 💉🐦🤥💙 (@AsieduMends) April 5, 2020
Ibe like mahama for do something for the youth cos how things dey go deir
3 votes p3
And aseidu Nketia 😂😂😂
— Nungua Rihanna 😍 (@Akua_Nana_) April 5, 2020
Mahama he for join retweet group make boys hype am. Na where the thing reach dier gyi Nyame.
— KALYJAY ● (@gyaigyimii) April 5, 2020
Seriously Mahama should just stand for peace na the President dierrr emake beans 😂😩💔 pic.twitter.com/AHQ8ALmrox
— Akosua ✨🇬🇭 (@bibini__) April 6, 2020
Nana Addo: Government will absorb the water bills of all Ghanaians from April…
Mahama rn👇 pic.twitter.com/DlfxOswqtS
— DE🅾️N🇬🇭 (@dEo_nN) April 5, 2020
NDC really dey bleed .. Nana Addo be forken 😪
Mahama should just invest the campaign money in loom/ menzgold .. people like Asiedu Nketia go invest
— Kay 💧 (@Kaypoisson1) April 5, 2020
Mahama when Nana Addo said Ghanaians are not paying Electricity Bill den Water Bill for 3months😂😂😂😂💔 pic.twitter.com/ZhkwUFowMq
— 👅Brezzident💦 (@gyama_woyali) April 5, 2020
“Government will pay 3 months water bills for all Ghanaians”- Prez Nana Addo
Once again Mahama has lost the election and 16 more years for Nana Addo🤣🤣🤣🤣 ❤️❤️🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭
— 🕴🏽Mempeasem President 💉🐦🤥💙 (@AsieduMends) April 5, 2020
Mahama no bring the cure for corona virus dier make he forget o😂💀
— Jaabs 🌙👳🏿♂️ (@mo_jaabs) April 5, 2020
Government absolve water bills for next three months?
Make Mahama stand for MCE
— OTE$ 🦹🏿♂️ (@kwakzzzz) April 5, 2020
Wei deɛ unless Mahama donates his lungs to patients o
— 👑OGYAM👑 (@KwabenaGyam_) April 5, 2020
Mahama packing to volta to contest for Assemblyman seat pic.twitter.com/HljAnslnmk
— Nungua Kwesi Nyantakyi 🎖🏅 (@Alhaji_duba1) April 5, 2020
They way Nana Addo is managing the COVID 19 yi de3… Mahama will donate his house as treatment center p33 !! pic.twitter.com/9XVAfUxIox
— Nana-Poku (@nanapoku4bn) April 5, 2020
Mahama when General mosquito tried to tell him there’s still hope after Nana Addo nation address tonight. pic.twitter.com/Y0RL14PF9H
— toujour songe lave men nou (@mathurin509) April 6, 2020
When Mahama is about to win and there nooor, Akuffo Addo gives 3 months free water https://t.co/1GWuxlP2Se
— Mr. Ex President🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@koftownFlower) April 6, 2020
Mahama would have to bring a the covid-19 vaccines to be on equal levels with Nana show boy 😂😂 https://t.co/px9AyWMmnx
— Collin__s (@CollinsMarquay2) April 6, 2020
Ahh who said the only way Mahama will win elections is if kanayo o kanayo becomes his campaign manager????
— Studio Dairy (@Dairy_kid) April 6, 2020
At this point MAHAMA should contest for SRC president at legon . We are still accepting nominations though
— lapazmp (@lapazmp) April 6, 2020
— Alex Krampah (@AlexKrampah4) April 6, 2020
Nana Addo: Government will pay 3 months water bills for all Ghanaians.
— Stella Johnson 💦🌈🔥❤️🇬🇭 (@iam1stella) April 6, 2020
Nana Addo: No water bill payment for the next 3 months
Mahama: I've donated PPEs to ridge hospital
— ❤💙SmarT WildlinG🇬🇭 (@Ay3yiPapa) April 6, 2020
I intentionally convinced Mahama to stand again for you to disgrace him 😂 https://t.co/s8HSa0SxY7
— Kelewele Joint 🍟 (@Ankamagyimi) April 6, 2020
Honestly if it was Mahama anka the the COVID-19 won't reach Ghana, This man is so wicked and selfish unlike Nana Addo who think abouts student
He cares about our mental health
4 more years to Nana😎
— Repented Sinner🇩🇪🇬🇭 (@wofes3wagyimi) April 6, 2020
— I Stan with pulisic 💙 (@Teeswift1) April 5, 2020